Tragedy and Fear; Why Modern Tragic Drama Fails

Tragedy and Fear; Why Modern Tragic Drama Fails

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The University of North Carolina Press
Tragedy and Fear: Why Modern Tragic Drama Fails
This study of the relationship between the world-view in modern serious playwriting and the effectiveness of modern attempts at tragic drama is also an examination of the perennial problem of tragic spirit: is tragedy optimistic or pessimistic? This provocative and stimulating book is the first detailed analysis of whether tragedy hints at hope or acts out dread.

Originally published in 1971.

A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1971]
ISBN: 9780807811771
Characteristics: x, 257 p. 22 cm


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